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19 July, 2018

Las Catalinas in Triathlete Magazine

Las Catalinas’ abundant natural beauty, from its scenic trails surrounded by lush tropical dry forest to its pristine beaches with the Pacific Ocean lapping at their shores, have made it a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. For those with an athletic inclination, Tri Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas’ annual triathlon, provides an…
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6 June, 2017

Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!

We have just passed the sixth anniversary of the opening of Pura Vida Ride, our wonderful outfitter/bike shop/boutique/coffee shop/general store.  Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!  You have been a huge contributor to our town since the very beginning.  Your opening date in 2011 also pretty well marks the beginning of Las Catalinas being up…
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28 February, 2017

“The Best Off-road Triathlon in the World”

  This year's triathlon was the best ever, by far.  From the moonlit preparations for the swim, to the triathlon itself, to the open water swim events, to the afternoon kids races, to the evening awards ceremony, it was a magical day.  The video above captures it very well. Thanks to the Guanaride team…
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Mountain BikingPress
18 January, 2017

Peloton Magazine on Las Catalinas

Here is a great article about riding, eating, drinking coffee, and doing yoga at Las Catalinas. Published in Peloton Magazine, a beautiful cycling magazine. Las Catalinas, Peloton Magazine
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingRecreation
12 February, 2016

Trails Update and My New Favorite Place

My new favorite place and time is: these rocking chairs outside of Pura Vida Ride between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Pura Vida opens at 7:00 with their most excellent coffees - my case mocha.  These chairs are the natural place to gather before or after a ride, run, hike, swim, boat, snorkel, or…
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Mountain BikingPress
20 August, 2015

Las Catalinas Mountain Biking Article

By complete accident  I just found this account of a women's mountain bike trip to Costa Rica prominently featuring Las Catalinas, Pura Vida Ride, and Limonada.  A sample of text "We headed out to the trails that afternoon. We found them buffed and immaculate, with epic views of a tantalizingly cool ocean below."  That's…
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingRecreation
3 March, 2014

Triathlon!

The second annual Tri Las Catalinas has been completed.  It was fantastic!  On Saturday February 22nd 296 athletes competed in the triathlon, open water swim, and kids race.  We had about 1,000 total visitors at Las Catalinas that day.  About 85% of the competitors were from Costa Rica, and 15% from other countries.  The…
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain Biking
29 June, 2013

Las Catalinas Bike Trails Better Than Ever

The Las Catalinas mountain bike trail network as of June, 2013 We have recently made some additions to the Las Catalinas mountain bike trail system.  We now have 13 kilometers of bike trail.  A route to ride them all adds up to 19.5 kilometers (doing some sections in both directions).  The trails are in…
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16 February, 2013

Triathlon – Big Weekend at Las Catalinas

This is a very big weekend at Las Catalinas.  Our first ever triathlon is tomorrow.  The event is sold out, in fact a little bit oversold with 160 people entered.  Preparations on site have been underway the last few days.  We are thrilled!  I am so wishing I were there.  Here are some pictures…
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AnnouncementsMountain BikingRecreation
9 January, 2013

Las Catalinas Triathlon, February 17

We will have a major off-road triathlon at Las Catalinas on February 17, with a kids event preceding it the day before.  The Las Catalinas Triathlon will occur almost entirely within the boundaries of Las Catalinas, utilizing the great swimming conditions at Playa Danta and our world-class trail system.  The swim is 1,200 meters,…
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